Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Norfolk

By – Associated Press – Sunday, May 3, 2020

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – say an officer shot and wounded a man who was armed and fleeing police.

Police said in a news release that the shooting happened at about 7 p.m. Saturday, when an officer encountered a man with outstanding arrest warrants in the Young Terrace neighborhood of Norfolk.

They said when the officer approached, the man ran away. The officer shot the man after seeing he had a gun, police said. The gun was later recovered from the scene.

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The man was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious injuries. The officer was not injured.

Police did not identify the man.

Virginia state police are investigating the shooting. are conducting a separate investigation, and the officer has been placed on administrative duty.

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